Ok wise guy. First of all, you didn't notice my more important error, which was my posting a link to the wrong blog article. I posted to the one in Mel's original post, which referred to scans, but I was referring to another of your blogs, which was linked to WITHIN that article. Tsk, tsk 😂. I've corrected that with bold above, along with the correct link.
With that said, I clicked the link you referred to which leads to the abstract of the actual study you were blogging about
and it's just as confusing. In the conclusion, it states........ " Grouping all patients with pre-salvage radiotherapy prostate specific antigen 0.5 ng/ml or less may be inadequate to define early salvage radiotherapy and it has a relevant impact on ongoing and future clinical trials."....
Really? .5? That's scary. More important under the results section, it shows the group initiating SRT between PSA of .01 and .2 as getting optimal results.
All I guess I'm saying is it would have been more informative for the author of the study to look at the difference in result between say, 3 groups - one initiating Salvage at .01 - .05, another between .05 and .1, and a third between .1 and .2
I don't think many patients wait until .5 these days to initiate SRT, and even .2 seems outdated to me. Or am I wrong about
that? Because I'd love to know if I could wait until .2 without taking on inappropriate risk
Post Edited (Pratoman) : 4/2/2018 2:39:24 AM (GMT-6)